The Newest Siteman Cancer Center Building

The Newest Siteman Cancer Center Building

Click to watch: Newest Siteman Cancer Center Building

Read more: Cancer Care, Transformed

About the Newest Siteman Cancer Center Building

This space will be dedicated solely to providing the best outpatient cancer care available. It will be located at 4500 Forest Park Avenue, at the southwest corner of Forest Park and Taylor avenues. (The site previously included a parking lot and an undeveloped lot.) The building will include five floors of clinic space, as well as an elevated, enclosed pedestrian link to connect the facility to the rest of the Medical Campus.

It is expected to be completed in late 2024.


Since 1999, Siteman Cancer Center’s main outpatient location has been the Center for Advanced Medicine, also on the Washington University Medical Campus. We now treat 70,000 people, including 12,000 newly diagnosed patients, every year. Our growth includes an increasing number of patients who travel from across the country and internationally for treatment. (It also includes our Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital partnership and the creation of the Siteman Cancer Network.)

Enhancing Patient and Family Care

Our patients are at the heart of everything our Washington University physicians, our BJC Healthcare nurses and other care providers do. This new facility will provide a central home for nearly all aspects of advanced outpatient cancer care. We are putting great thought into designing a space for healing that will be comfortable for patients and their loved ones. The setting will also accommodate more patients and additional cancer specialists.

What does patient-centered design mean?

In this case, it means we’re designing treatment areas that a patient will remain in as much as possible. Instead of asking the patient to visit different locations on the medical campus, we’ll have the numerous members of the care team visit the patient in one setting.

It means teams of cancer care specialists – incorporating the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer – as well as support services from social workers, psychologists and others, will come to patients in the new center.

It means patients will also have access to hundreds of clinical trials, many of which aren’t available elsewhere.

Ease of accessibility is also an important focus and will include:

  • Second-level pedestrian link to connect the new facility to the rest of the medical campus
  • Location next to a hotel for patients from out of town
  • Transportation
    • Parking located within the same building
    • Easy access to public transportation (MetroBus and MetroLink)